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Rio (1982)

Artist: Duran Duran
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Format: CD
Sku: 60487979
UPC: 724352992409
UPC 14: 00724352992409
Release Date: 7/3/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Rio ~ Duran Duran
2. My Own Way ~ Duran Duran
3. Lonely in Your Nightmare ~ Duran Duran
4. Hungry Like the Wolf ~ Duran Duran
5. Hold Back the Rain ~ Duran Duran
6. New Religion ~ Duran Duran
7. Last Chance on the Stairway ~ Duran Duran
8. Save a Prayer ~ Duran Duran
9. Chauffeur, The ~ Duran Duran
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This is an Enhanced CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files, including the videos for "Rio," "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "Save A Prayer."
Muze PNote Duran Duran: Simon Le Bon (vocals); Andy Taylor (guitar); Nick Rhodes (keyboards); John Taylor (bass); Roger Taylor (drums).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Andy Hamilton (saxophone).
Muze PNote Recorded at Air, London, England in 1982. Includes liner notes by Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Tony Cousins.
Muze PNote The artistic progression from the band's self-titled debut to the following year's RIO was the greatest aesthetic leap of Duran Duran's career. The group moved from catchy but somewhat rudimentary New Romantic synth-funk to elegantly arranged, sophisticated pop-rock, concentrating more on song structure than dance beats. For their efforts, they were rewarded with superstar status, due chiefly to "Hungry Like the Wolf," a lascivious tune that injects a welcome dose of rock & roll guitar. The most impressive tracks on RIO, though, are the more contemplative, balladic offerings, like "Lonely in Your Nightmare," "Save a Prayer," and especially "The Chauffer," with its stream-of-consciousness lyrics and unconventional structure, arty without seeming pretentious. If you only have one Duran Duran album, it should be RIO.

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/03/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1982
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 29924
Music Label Name Label : Capitol/EMI Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a

Professional Reviews

Spin (p.104)
- "[T]he Durannies take new-romantic pop to the masses with lush, synth-driven choruses and lavish videos..."

Q (6/00, p.61)
- Ranked #98 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Defined early '80s aspirational glamour, comprising 9 trashily addictive tunes..."

Magnet (p.114)
- "[T]he Taylors, drummer Roger and guitarist Andy, laid down an aggressively grooving foundation over which vocalist Simon LeBon and keyboardist Nick Rhodes dropped candy-coated bits of melody and insouciant jet-set attitude."

CMJ (1/5/04, p.10)
- Ranked #13 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1982".

CMJ (1/5/04, p.10)
- Ranked #1 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1982".

Q (Magazine)
(p.125)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Originally released in 1982, today both the Chic-inspired basslines and aspirational lyrics of RIO seem utterly contemporary..."

Pitchfork (Website)
- "RIO isn't just front-loaded with some of the era's most bulldozing hits, it's still Duran's best shot at an artistic legacy."

Record Collector (magazine)
(p.85)
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "1982's RIO was and remains one of the 80s' finest pop statements..."

Record Collector (magazine)
(p.84)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Duran Duran gave some thought to their 12" singles...[and] -- the biggest achievement of all -- laying down mixes which don't sound embarrassing two decades later."

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